Ignacio M. Garcia is the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western & Latino History and the author of seven books on Mexican American/Chicano history, two of which have received outstanding book awards. His memoir "Chicano While Mormon" speaks to the challenges of being an activist and a faithful member of the LDS church.
Research InterestsMexican American civil rights, community studies and Latino Mormon history.
Teaching InterestsChicano/Latino civil rights, American history since 1945, Vietnam War, and writing for history.
Honors and Awards
- Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr. Professorship of Western History (2006 - Present)
- Alan Lowman Award, Texas State Historical Association (2015 - 2015)
- Global Mormon Studies Society (2017 - Present)
- Mormon History Association (2013 - Present)
- Western History Association (2004 - Present)
- Texas State Historical Association (2001 - Present)
- National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies (1983 - Present)
- Board Member, Global Mormon Studies Society (2018 - Present)
- Other, Mormon History Association (2018 - 2020)
- Committee/Council Member, Utah Humanities Council (2003 - 2005)
- Committee/Council Member, Judicial Committee for 4th District Court (2003 - 2004)